WELCOME to Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a St. Louis, Missouri, open and affirming faith community that welcomes all God's people to Christ's table. Our vision today and as we move into the future is to be a faithful community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship, artistic expression and hospitality. We invite you to join us as we strive to serve and worship God … to embrace and learn from God’s word … to celebrate what is good and beautiful … to seek justice … and to demonstrate Christ’s love in our daily lives.
… a faith community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship,
artistic expression and hospitality.
Our outreach ministries at Union Avenue Christian Church follow Christ’s example of reaching out into the world to share, to heal, to offer hope and compassion, and to change lives. As a faith community, we share the compelling belief that every person is valuable and was created with unique abilities and purpose.
The tradition of lifelong religious education at Union Avenue Christian Church dates back to the church’s founding. It was Dr. James M. Philputt, Union Avenue’s first senior minister, who nudged the congregation into examining the Bible and sacred texts in new ways — consistent with “modern scholarly interpretation.”
The arts help us to encounter the holy and the sacred. The arts inspire us to look at ourselves and our lives, reminding us of the possibility of a full human life — full in the sense of the exercise of our imagination, the use of our perceptions and senses, and the questioning of the unknown and the incomplete.
Advent is the season of preparation … a time for waiting … a time to prepare to receive God's peace. Our WORSHIP and FAITH FORMATION TEAMS have collaborated to produce a DEVOTIONAL COMPANION to accompany us through the season of Advent. The collection includes daily reflections written by members of our church family to guide us through the season. Click on the READ MORE link above to begin the journey through Advent.
Advent is the season of preparation … a time for waiting. Our WORSHIP and FAITH FORMATION TEAMS have collaborated to produce a DEVOTIONAL COMPANION to accompany us through the season of Advent. The collection includes daily reflections written by members of our church family to guide us through the season. Click on the READ MORE link above to begin the journey through Advent.
This week we pause as individuals, families and as a nation to celebrate THANKSGIVING. Thanksgiving offers each of us the opportunity to count our blessings — the freedoms we enjoy, the time we spend with loved ones and friends, the work that enriches our daily lives, and the opportunity to gather together and worship the God who enlightens our past and lights our path forward.
The Arts Group of Union Avenue presents EARTH, WIND, WATER: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF FELT in the Brigham Gallery. The art is the work of Carla Duncan and Dahven White.
Every day in the United States an average of eight children die by gun violence ... an unsettling reality of the world in which we live. The ARTS GROUPS OF UNION AVENUE and FACES NOT FORGOTTEN will explore this divisive issue through art and film with the opening of an exhibition of portraits in the Gretchen Brigham Gallery on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
THE REALITY WE BELONG TO AND THE REALITY WE SEEK TO KNOW, extends far beyond solitary existence, ruled by our individual powers of inquiry and feeling, to a place that includes the power of "the grace of great things." It is in the act of gathering together in community and trying to understand the "grace" of such "great things" that we forge an identity as knowers, teachers and learners.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE your enthusiasm for life with others? The OUTREACH TEAM invites you to join them for HAPPY THURSDAY, beginning Thursday, August 25, at 8:30 a.m.
On Friday, August 26, 2016, FOUR YOUNG ADULTS will walk through the doors of Union Avenue Christian Church to begin a 10-month adventure. They will be seeking ways in which to discern their way forward in the world through spiritual formation, interpersonal growth, simplicity, shared commitment to community and self-sufficiency.
UNION AVENUE OPERA (UAO) opens its twenty-second season on Friday, July 8, with an updated version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved comic opera THE MIKADO. All the season's hilarious comedy and searing tragedy take place on the UAO stage in the Union Avenue Christian Church.
Rachel Cooper, Disciples Homeland Ministries intern serving the URBAN MISSION INN, shares her insights into a week in the life of the Urban Mission Inn. People's ideas and understanding change after an immersive week-long experience of serving and learning together in mission. Click through to read more …